Articles with the tag depression

How to Begin Exercising When Depression is Weighing You Down

Do you know what it’s like to feel depressed? If not, let me try to describe it for you (this is my account, though, and it may be different for another person who also goes through it). You wake up tired. Your body hurts all over, especially your joints and muscles. It’s like the flu […]

Understanding Postpartum Depression

The first few months of motherhood and meeting your new baby is a time of joy and happiness for many (not to mention mild stress and sleep deprivation, of course). But what happens when your experience is very different from this?

15 Quotes About Suicide

Every year in September, the United States observes National Suicide Prevention Week, a campaign to spread awareness about this social ill, its prevention, and the warning signs. It aims to promote a better understanding of suicide to the general public with a view to erasing the stigma associated with it, encouraging people to seek mental […]

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Alternative Treatments for Depression: Are They Effective?

According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. But what exactly is depression? Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way […]

The Holiday Blues

by Brett Grayson “Sawyer, stop looking at me like that.” Sawyer’s my dog. He doesn’t speak English. I wish he did. Then again, maybe he wouldn’t love me as unconditionally. His small brain makes him loyal and willing to stay in bed until noon with me.

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The Daily Mind: 7 Ways Mental Health Impacts Physical Fitness

Everyone knows there’s a connection between your mind and your body, but most people think in terms of physical health or fitness and its effect on your mental state. But it should be just as clear that your mental health can influence your body as well. There are a number of fascinating research studies, both […]

Tips for Fighting Depression Caused by Financial Problems

In a country that runs on credit cards and is teeming with frivolous lawsuits, it’s not surprising to see a substantial majority of Americans in debt and depressed over their finances. The uncertainty over the government healthcare program, student loan issues, looming retirement, mortgages and credit card debts hound baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials, […]

If It Seems the Antidepressant Isn’t Working

About 16 million Americans experience a major depression each year, and at any given time about one in ten adults is taking antidepressants. It’s very difficult to go through a major depression, and it’s natural to want relief as soon as possible.  If things don’t seem to be going better after a few weeks, though, […]

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When You Get Stuck in a Moment

Once in a while, we find a song that means more than all other hit songs. It embeds itself in the recesses of our brains, so much so that upon hearing the first few notes, all sorts of emotions bubble up to the surface. That, or they explode like a pressure cooker with a clogged […]

8 Ways to Overcome Post-Holiday Depression

It’s back to the daily grind and post-holiday depression hovers on the sidelines. When the excitement and frenzy of the holiday season is over, most people feel a sense of loneliness. The season’s high comes crashing down and drops us with a brutal thump on the ground of reality. The letdown comes from unmet expectations, […]